Senior Mik Kern Leads the Way for Brandeis at the Terrier Classic

Mik Kern '13 during cross country season (photo by
Mik Kern '13 during cross country season (photo by

BOSTON, Mass.- Over the weekend on January 25th and 26th, the Brandeis Men's and Women's Track and Field squads competed at the non-scoring Terrier Classic, hosted by Boston University.   Each squad featured a few top performances in the meet that hosted Division I, II, and III schools.

On the men's side, senior distance runner Mik Kern (Groton, N.Y./ Groton) led the way in the mile run coming in 54th overall with a time of 4:18.09, lowering his personal best and moving into second place in the UAA behind teammate Alex Kramer (No. Andover, Mass./ No. Andover). Rookie sprinter Josh Hacunda (Hopkinton, Mass./ Hopkinton) finished outside the top 100 in the 400-meter dash but his time of 51.77 seconds vaulted him into sixth in the UAA. Classmate Brian Louis (Elmont, N.Y./ Bishop Ford Central Catholic) was the men's top performer in the field, coming in 21st in the triple jump with a distance of 13.16 meters (43 feet, 2 ¼ inches). His performance moved him into second in the UAA.

On the women's side, three distance runners led the way for the Judges. Rookie Kelsey Whitaker (Kingston, Mass./ Notre Dame Acad.) had Brandeis' top finish in the 1,000-meter race as she came in 12th overall and second among other Division III runners with a time of 3:04.80. Juniors Victoria Sanford (Andover, N.Y./ Andover) and Amelia Lundkvist (So. Portland, Maine/ Cheverus) also had great days in the 1-mile run. Sanford finished 32nd overall with a time of 5:06.67 good for fourth among Division III competitors and moved into third in the University Athletic Association (UAA) with that performance. Lundkvist was 54th overall with a time of 5:13.45 that was 10th for all Division III runners and put her in fifth in the UAA. Senior sprinter Casey McGown (Clinton, Mass./ Clinton) was the Judges' top sprinter, finishing 61st overall in the 400-meter dash that placed her ninth out of Division III runners and moved her into 10th place in the UAA. In the field, senior Kim Farrington (Shirley, Mass./ Ayer) jumped 10.61 meters (34 feet, 9 ¾ inches) in the triple jump for the best performance of all Division III competitors.

Both teams return to action on Saturday February 2nd at the Tufts Stampede beginning at 10:00 a.m.